On December 21, Huawei hosted Smart Car Solution Ecological Conference 2021 and launched the sub-brand of HarmonyOS powered smart car cockpit system – HarmonySpace. Also, the company reveals HarmonyOS application and hardware ecosystem collaboration strategy with the theme “Openness and Inclusiveness, Gathering the Crowd and Going Far”.
It also proposes a development strategy of “hardware modularization, interface standardization, and system platformization” to build an open and win-win HarmonyOS smart cockpit ecosystem with ecological partners.
Based on the vision of integrating cockpits into the ubiquitous smart world, Huawei has created a cockpit sub-brand that stands for Internet of Everything – HarmonySpace. Let the cockpit be not just a cockpit, but a mobile travel space that connects everything is constantly on the move and is intelligent.
“We have given this sub-brand a special name ‘Space’. S comes from Suraksha, which means comfort and safety. P comes from Personalization, which means personalization and exclusivity. We hope it is truly multi-faceted is and can be a space. Each member of the team brings the most unique and intelligent experience.
A comes from all scenarios, which means full view. We have given it the ability to break the boundaries of space so that different operating systems and Smart devices from different scenes can be connected to create a human feel. The perfect integration of the three comes from the “car, car, and home” scenario.
C – Connect, which means that users can easily enjoy the intelligent travel experience of the Internet of Everything Can enjoy. E comes from Emotion, which means Emotion.
We believe to have a really smart cockpit. Emotions must be there. Yes, I can understand what you need already and what do you think about it, can think in it.” Huawei explained, “The space represents all the features we think are really I am a smart thing. The mind should be in the cockpit.
“Based on HarmonySpace, we have focused on manufacturing a range of products. High computing power car modules, HarmonyOS car operating systems, immersive Huawei sound audio systems, and display devices such as car smart screens and AR-HUDs.
This space further is born “we will work with our software and hardware partners to incubate a richer and more intelligent cockpit experience. We will create a highly intelligent and interconnected Hongmeng space for users.”
According to the information, around the HarmonyOS vehicle operating system, Huawei uses the following three methods to build a smart cockpit application ecosystem of ‘rich applications, diverse experiences, and frequently used new frequently’.
First, for high-frequency applications in the car domain, Huawei and its partners have made deep optimizations based on HarmonyOS car domain features and capabilities to create HarmonyOS premium applications.
Secondly, based on Huawei’s 1+8 full-view ecological capabilities, mobile phones, tablets, and smart large-screen applications can be seamlessly inherited on the car.
For long-tail applications that are frequently used, the HarmonyOS vehicle operating system also provides mobile phone screen projection capabilities to meet the diverse experience needs of users.
To help application partners rapidly develop applications on HarmonyOS, Huawei has developed nine types of vehicle enhancement capabilities and opened more than 14,500 HarmonyOS basic and vehicle domain incremental feature APIs.
At the same time, it provides comprehensive development tools and technical support, reduces the difficulty of software application integration and development, and brings the rich life experience of users and vehicles to the end-users.
With the rich API capabilities provided by the HarmonyOS Smart Cockpit, the Himalaya App has created a diverse in-vehicle experience. With the blessing of the Seamless Circulation Kit, the public version of the Himalaya app has realized HarmonyOS multi-terminal device content synchronization and non-sense switching.
The intelligent and diverse experience of the cockpit is inseparable from the support of peripheral hardware. For this reason, Huawei has discussed requirements with several car-domain hardware peripheral partners and application partners such as seats, holographic screens, and car sky screens combined testing and mounting the cockpit together.
New hardware technology on the car. As of 2021, over 50 cockpit hardware partners have joined the HarmonyOS in-vehicle hardware ecosystem to jointly develop features, services, and innovative experiences that meet the needs of users.
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January 2022 security update available for Huawei Nova 5i and 5i Pro
Huawei has started to rollout the latest January 2022 HarmonyOS security update for Nova 5i and Nova 5i Pro smartphones for improved system security. As it fixes the common vulnerabilities and bugs found in the latest software system.
According to the information, the Huawei Nova 5i and 5i Pro January 2022 update come with upgraded HarmonyOS version 188.8.131.52 from base version 184.108.40.206. So, the models receiving update are:
- Huawei Nova 5i (GLK-AL00)
- Huawei Nova 5i (GLK-TL00)
- Huawei Nova 5i Pro (SPN-AL00)
For all the above-mentioned smartphone owners, it is recommended you upgrade to the latest HarmonyOS version as soon as possible. Because, alongside security improvements, this update also boosts the overall performance of the system.
Furthermore, the January 2022 HarmonyOS security update fixes a total of 130 CVEs in the whole system. Among them, 4 CVE in the framework, 10 CVEs in the system, 5 CVEs in the application, and 111 CVEs resolved in the third-party libraries.
One thing worth mentioning, Huawei Nova 5i and 5i Pro are listed under the quarterly update section of the HarmonyOS security bulletin. But, for a long time, the company is serving monthly updates even they were mentioned on the quarterly list.
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Points to remember:
- Take a backup of your important data
- Maintain at least 30% battery on your smartphone
- Keep enough Storage on your device
- It’s a staged rollout and may take time to reach your device
How to check for updates:
To download the update, open the Settings, tap in system & updates, tap on software update. Click on CHECKS FOR UPDATES and wait while the smartphone is checking for updates. If a new update appears on the device, tap on the download and install option. After completion of the update process, the device automatically reboots.
Huawei Nova 5i:
Huawei Nova 5i comes with a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2310 resolution. The smartphone is powered by the Kirin 710 12nm processor. It is paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB of memory.
The device packs a 4000 mAh battery and runs on the Android 9 based EMUI 9.1 OS. The Nova 5i equips a triple rear camera setup with a 24MP+16MP+2MP lens. On the front, it has a 16MP selfie camera.
Huawei Nova 4e receiving January 2022 HarmonyOS security update
The latest January 2022 HarmonyOS software update is rolling out for Huawei Nova 4e smartphone users. This update mainly installs the security patch released in January 2022, which safeguards the device against common threats.
Huawei Nova 4e January 2022 software update comes with firmware version HarmonyOS 220.127.116.11 upgraded from 18.104.22.168. With the installation of this update, the overall security and performance of the device will be improved.
So, what are the fixes with January 2022 HarmonyOS security update? Well, it brings fixes for 4 CVE in the framework, 10 CVEs in the system, and 5 CVEs in the application. Additionally, it also resolves 111 CVEs found in the third-party libraries.
For more information, users the complete changelog and other important information about the software package as well as its version information below.
New software update:
- Latest Version: Huawei Nova 4e users receiving HarmonyOS version 22.214.171.124 upgraded from 126.96.36.199.
- Changelog: Installs the January 2022 security patch for improved system security.
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To update, Huawei Nova 4e users need to open the phone settings, tap on system & updates, tap on the software update, and then check for updates. If an update is found on your device then hit the download button and install it.
Through My Huawei app:
You can also request the update through the My Huawei app, open the My Huawei app, go to the update section, follow the on-screen instruction to download and install the update.
While updating, make sure that your device is charged at least 30% and has enough amount of storage space for the update package. Also, if the update doesn’t appear on your device, please don’t be panic and wait for some time. Because the update is rolling out in batches and may take some time to reach you.
Huawei HarmonyOS needs this feature from Android 12
HarmonyOS comes with a bunch of new features that are built around the operating system and bring ease of accessing smartphone users. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about accessibility on this OS but there is one feature that Huawei HarmonyOS should be considering taking from Android 12.
So, what’s that one feature? Well, actually we’re talking about the dynamic color system powered by the Material You design. Although, the Material You on Android 12 has deep integration into the operating system but it’s worth mentioning that Huawei should adopt it on HarmonyOS for its consumers.
Android 12 is the latest installment from Google and many smartphone makers has already started shifting their smartphone to Android 12 but dynamic colors from Material You is the only feature that keeps them on the toe.
Going for the simple terms, the new feature system allows users to change the system colors and apply a better one. Most interestingly, it can adapt and generate color pallets based on your phone’s wallpaper, which is actually very cool.
There are two types of colors you can choose from:
- Wallpaper colors
- Basic Colors
First Let’s talk about the Wallpaper colors.
These will lead you to the color palette generated from the wallpaper of your phone’s home screen including a Primary, an accent, and a Dark mode color.
Second, Basic colors:
These are solid colors that will be applied solely throughout the system.
Aside from the colors, the feature will let you customize the system icons that will be applied to the app icons.
Where these changes will appear?
The change in dynamic colors will appear throughout the user interface and system including quick settings, dialer, app icons, Settings menu, and even in apps.
These changes in the user interface are surely amusing, even if Huawei cannot inherit the Material You design, it could add an extra flavor of customization with dynamic color themes.